Albert Rudolph Westfall

January 28, 1944November 19, 2020

Sgt. A. R. “Sonny” Westfall left this world peacefully in his sleep on November 19, 2020. A proud native Texan, Sonny was born with a service heart. He served his country in The U.S. Army and his city during his long career as a Houston Police Officer. An avid reader, Sonny loved western novels, Texas history, military, and detective fiction. He was passionate about football and LOVED The Houston Texans. Sonny had a deep faith in a loving heavenly Father. He often expressed gratitude for all of his blessings and gave thanks and credit to God. When he spoke of passing from this world to the next – he often quoted this passage he read in one of his beloved western books “ Paso Por Aqui ” He is survived by his loving wife of fifty-six years, Dorothy Alvarez Westfall, three chil¬dren, Denise, Dina, and Alan Westfall, two grandchildren, Carson Wilcox and Ryan Westfall, nephews and nieces Russell, Mary, Roger, Dawn, and Kristofer Gonzalez. He was a generous, loving husband, father, and uncle. He was a devoted and adoring “Pappy” to his grandsons. He will be greatly missed and forever loved. Graveside Service Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 1:00 p.m. Historic Hollywood Cemetery 3506 N. Main St., Houston, Texas 77009.



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Erlien Aguilera

November 29, 2020

condolences and prayers to this beautiful family that he and his wife had. I would come to Houston ever summer and i would visit with him and Dorthy i always told then that when ever i would have any kids (a girl)that i was going to name her Dina and Denise i loved his girls so much i always told him that he made beautiful girls and that my girl was going to be named Dina and Denise he had Dorthy would just laugh at me but guess they didn't think i wasn't serious will well guess what i named my daughter after his girls they was always a sweet and caring loving family forever Sunny you will be missed may you R.I.P love all of your family

Richard Munoz

November 29, 2020

Will miss my childhood best friend. May you Rest In Peace in God’s arm’s my friend.

Roland Bienvenu

November 29, 2020

My deepest sympathies to the Westfall family. I had some pleasant interactions with Al when I was employed in the City of Houston HR Department some time ago.

Alfredo Gomez

November 25, 2020

So sorry for your loss and my deepest condolences to the family. Sending prayers your way. Just want to let ya know when I first met Westfall was while working at the Marshal's Division he was very intimating because he was so tall and with a commanding voice. But he turned out to be an awesome supervisor and easy to talk to and spoke perfect Spanish.

May you rest in peace now sir.

Sgt. M. D. Beale, Jr. HPD Retired

November 24, 2020

My deepest sympathies to the whole family. Al was a hard working street cop in the truest sense of the word. Our time on the HPD Tac Squad in the 1970's was anything but boring. I saw him once after I retired from HPD and went to Fort Bend SO. He was working down in Fort Bend and stopped by. We had a good visit. I'm sorry to hear of his passing. May the Lord grant the family the peace and comfort that only He can give.mdb

Angelica Covarrubias

November 23, 2020

Sonny and The Westfalls were a big part of my childhood and will always be family to us. I'll always remember him as a hard working man and great provider who loved his family. He was a great protector and I knew I was safe when I was around him. One of my fondest memories as a kid was going to the theater in Meyerland on Saturday nights and catching a couple of movies with Alan; we'd go up to the concession stands and tell them we were Sgt Westfall's kids and get a couple of items or look up in a dark theater and see his smiling face while he took a break to come check on us and bring us some popcorn and drinks. One time Alan and I broke a pot while playing baseball and invented some crazy story and he knew it; he didn't get mad and instead told us to always tell the truth and that if you couldn't be honest with your parents, then who could you trust? That day he told me how hard it was to keep up a lie by having to cover up with another lie. As an adult, he was still there as protector and helper, picking me up off the floor after having a seizure and making sure I was ok or coming to rescue my Popo after a fall. I'll miss his big teddy bear hugs and loud voice saying, "Hi, mija!" Rest in peace, Sonny- you've earned it good and faithful servant.


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